t. 607-391-2660 - (Note: calling from Landline phone: 607-428-1300)
f. 607-391-2680
e. cortland@cornell.edu
w. cortland.cce.cornell.edu

Parents Apart - Parent Education for Separating or Divorcing Parents

Parents Apart is an education program created for divorcing or separating parents to help them understand the impact of their breakup on their children. the main goal of the program is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of on going parental conflict.

These topics are addressed in the Parents Apart curriculum

Identifying parent/child reaction to divorce/separation

Skills for helping children cope

 Post-separating parentin :  Co-parenting and/or parallel parenting

Communication between households

Identifying and managing stress for parents and children  and;

Mediated vs Collaborative Divorce

The program is certified by the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program of the Office of Court Administration.  It is a 6-hour course consisting of two 3-hour sessions or a full 6 hour session.  Class size is limited.  You will not be place in the same class as the other parent of your child(ren).

6-hour session attendance is required to receive a Certificate of Compliance.  If an order or referral by a judge, he/she will be notified of course completion specifics.

To register you must contact the Cooperative Extension Office of Cortland County at 607-391-2660. 

Cost $20.00 program fee- 2017, payable to CCE Cortland County. 

Starting in 2018 the cost fee will increase to $25.00 payable to CCE Cortland County.

Location:   To be held at 37 Church Street, Cortland, NY 13045

* November 2 & 9, 2017 6-9 p.m. 

January 18 & 25, 2018  6-9 p.m.

March 8 & 15, 2018 6-9 p.m.

May 3 & 10, 2018 6-9 p.m.

July 21, 2018  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

September 8, 2018  9 a.m - 4 p.m.

November 1 & 8, 2018  6-9 p.m.